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U.S. national remanded in India for 'molesting' minor boy

Kolkata - An Indian court on Saturday remanded an American citizen in custody for 14 days over allegations he molested a teenaged boy in his hotel room, police said.

Man charged in the kidnapping of teen he met online

Pittsburgh - An 18-year-old Maryland man was arraigned on kidnapping and other charges Thursday, after police found him in a Pittsburgh area motel with a 16-year-old girl he had taken from her home in Ohio.

Interpol seeks arrest of 'Air Cocaine' French lawmaker

Santo Domingo - Interpol has issued arrest warrants against three French nationals, including a far-right member of the European Parliament, accused of helping two French pilots flee the Dominican Republican after being convicted of drug trafficking.

Man sentenced for stealing and selling brains from museum

David Charles, from Indiana, admitted to stealing human brain samples from a medical museum. He also admitted to selling them.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders plead innocent

San Rafael - Three young transients accused of robbing and killing two people in Northern California have pleaded innocent to murder charges.

U.S. policeman charged with murder had 20 earlier complaints

Chicago - A white Chicago policeman caught on tape shooting dead a black teenager had at least 20 complaints filed against him but was never disciplined, a database shows, in the latest such incident to inflame racial sentiment in the US.

$4.9M settlement in Kelly Thomas police beating death

Fullerton - The city of Fullerton, California has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a civil wrongful death case stemming from the July 2011 police beating death of a mentally ill homeless man.

Mother and boyfriend charged in death of toddler burned in oven

Houston - A Houston, Texas mother and her boyfriend are behind bars today, both charged with four counts of endangering the life of a child after the woman's 19-month-old daughter was burned to death in an oven when she and her three siblings were left home alone.

Baby boy found abandoned in New York nativity manger: Report

New York - A baby boy was found abandoned in a Christmas nativity scene in a New York church, local media reported Tuesday.A custodian found the infant inside a manger at Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens, the New York Times said.

'White supremacists' shoot 5 Black Lives Matter protesters in MN

Minneapolis - Minneapolis police said Tuesday that three men have been arrested in connection with an apparently racially motivated shooting that left five members of the Black Lives Matter movement hospitalized on Monday night.

Video: Chicago police 'execute' teen; officer charged with murder

Chicago - Chicago police have released 2014 dashcam video footage showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times—including at least twice in the back—and the officer who fired the fatal shots has been charged with first-degree murder.

Toronto woman defrauded March of Dimes of $800,000, police say

Toronto - An employee who worked for March of Dimes for several years has been charged with allegedly defrauding the charity of $800,000, according to Toronto Police. They say Karima Manji, 50, was the organization's property manager for non-profit residences.

Dutch, Australian police bust huge child porn ring: Report

Den Haag - Dutch and Australian police with help from the FBI have cracked down on one of the world's largest child pornography websites arresting hundreds of suspects, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.

Belgium sentences French comic Dieudonne to two months in jail

Brussels - A Belgian court sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonne Wednesday to two months in jail for incitement to hatred over alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments he made during a show in Belgium, a lawyer said.

Man gets 20-40 years in murder case for stabbing a man 13 times Special

Pittsburgh - A man's claim that he acted in self-defense when he killed a man by stabbing him 13 time last August was rejected Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to serve 20-40 years in prison, after a jury convicted him of third-degree murder in August.

Chicago appeals for calm after police shooting video

Chicago - Chicago's mayor appealed for calm as officials released a "chilling" video of the police shooting of a black teen Tuesday, hours after the white officer was charged with murder.

Paedophile agrees to be sent back to Britain from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A convicted paedophile and former competitive ice skater who used the sport to groom young girls has agreed to return to Britain after he was arrested in Hong Kong on an extradition request.

16 injured in New Orleans playground shooting: Police

Washington - Sixteen people were injured in New Orleans late Sunday when gunshots rang out during a melee at a city playground where hundreds had gathered to film a music video, police said.

Sentences are lighter for men who murder female partners: Study

Toronto - Men who murder their female partners are likelier to be convicted than men who are accused of killing strangers, but they also tend to receive lighter sentences, according to a recent Canadian study.
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